Trump Picks William Barr, Attorney General Under H.W. Bush, To Return To DOJ Helm

Updated at 1:33 p.m. ET President Trump said Friday that he intends to nominate William Barr, a prominent Republican lawyer and former attorney general, to return and lead the Justice Department. Barr, who served as George H.W. Bush's attorney general from 1991 to 1993, holds sweeping views of executive power and hard-line positions on criminal justice issues. "He was my first choice from Day 1," Trump told reporters outside the White House. "I think he will serve with great distinction."...

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Two-Minute Drill: Redhawks End Historic Season with Loss to #2 Weber State

The Redhawks Football team’s historic season came to an end last weekend in the second round of the FCS Playoffs. The SEMO Football team scored first and put up 23 points, but ultimately lost the number-two seed in the country, Weber State. Hundreds of SEMO alumni and fans packed sports bars throughout the Cape Girardeau area and even in St. Louis, gathering together to cheer on the Redhawks as they extended their season following the first FCS Playoff win in school history the week before....

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To Your Health: Holiday Pounds Can Have Lasting Effects

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At a major climate meeting in Poland, nearly 200 countries are trying to reach a deal on dramatically reducing carbon emissions. But a recent U.N. report found that may not be enough to avoid dangerous impacts from the warming climate. In fact, the world is falling so far short of what's needed, it said, that it may be necessary to pull massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the air.

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Angela Lautner knew her thirst was unusual, even for someone directing airplanes, outside in the Memphis summer heat.

"We had coolers of Gatorade and water for people to always have access to," Lautner remembers of her job as a ground services agent. "But the amount of thirst that I felt was just incredible."

She had no appetite and she lost an unusual amount of weight. Then after a trip to the emergency room, Lautner, who was 22, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The diagnosis was life changing.

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung, and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger.

Last week in the Russia investigations: The special counsel ties up loose ends, but that may not mean the finish line is any closer.

Endings and beginnings

Never mind that it still isn't fully clear what the Russia imbroglio is — what picture all the puzzle pieces are supposed to form when they're put together.

An even more basic question that's just as difficult to answer is: How much longer will it go?

Just outside Charlottesville, Va., the roads lose their markings as they wind through the woods, passing an occasional church, a cemetery and a plantation known as Highland, owned by America's fifth president James Monroe. For the first time in its 225-year history, the site has begun telling the stories of the African-American men and women who were enslaved there, and consulting with their descendants.

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Left Of The Dial #739 - Endgame

This week we're playing the latest from Grimes. "We Appreciate Power" is inspired by Moranbong , a North Korean music group hand-picked by Kim Jong-un that performs as a propaganda piece for his regime. In Grimes’ world, her song imagines a similar group spreading ideas for an artificial intelligence. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. I am Groot.

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As Heard on Fresh Air

Former 'Guardian' Editor On Snowden, WikiLeaks And Remaking Journalism

Alan Rusbridger knows a thing or two about high-stakes journalism. During his 20-year tenure running the British newspaper The Guardian , he collaborated with NSA contractor Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on blockbuster stories drawn from secret government documents. Though Rusbridger left The Guardian in 2015, he remembers the stress vividly. "We were publishing every minute of the day around the world," he says. "It's a matter of deadlines and never enough information...

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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON